Bonnie Marie Bachtell Huff, a kind and gentle spirit, born to Howard Paul and Cora Hylton Bachtell on April 28, 1922, and a lifelong resident of Teton Valley, Idaho, departed this world peacefully Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the hospital in Driggs surrounded by her beloved family.
Bonnie was a graduate of the Teton High Class of 1940. She moved to Los Angeles for a brief time to work for Western Union during the war efforts.
On July 20, 1947, she married Stanford W. Huff. They enjoyed their years together traveling to visit with relatives and wintering in Las Vegas.
Bonnie was an exemplary lady devoted to raising her eight children, and extended a generous love from her heart and home to countless others throughout her life. Known for her thoughtfulness, Bonnie always remembered to send a card for birthdays, anniversaries and all occasions.
Bonnie is survived by seven of their children, Randall (Carol) Huff of Tetonia, Idaho, Linda (Espen) Holje of Kaysville, Utah, Marlene (Thad) Beard of Tetonia, Roger (Lana Beard) Huff of Las Vegas, Eric (Cleo) Huff of Pocatello, Elaine Huff of Pocatello and Karen Huff of Driggs; and a total of 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Beverly Powell and Patsy Cherry; loving husband, Stan; and their son, Russel Dean.
The family will be having an informal gathering at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the LDS church in Tetonia to honor the life of Bonnie Huff. We will welcome any and all whot can join us.
Bonnie was one of the sweetest and dearest of people. She always used to say, "Bless your heart." She will be greatly missed.